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Are Your Household Appliances Energy Vampires?

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  The level of energy efficiency in our homes is a topic that is never far from the top of the news agenda. However, for everyday people, the amount of energy that our appliances use often slips under the radar – the first thing we think about when we turn on the TV or the … Continue reading

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The ABCs of LEDs

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When we think of lightbulbs, we think of a certain shape – the traditional 60W incandescent bulb. Used in homes around the world for decades, until recently the incandescent bulb has been the only option for illuminating homes and small buildings. In recent years, however, the innovations in the lighting industry have seen the incandescent … Continue reading

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Blackout Survival Guide

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A blackout comes with no prior warning, happening in an instant and plunging you into darkness without a moment’s notice. Whether you live on your own, with friends or with your family, it is important to have a plan ready for when your electricity decides to give up on you. With ongoing reports in the … Continue reading

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Top 5 Causes of Electrical Fires At Home

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Electrical fires can start at any time, without warning. It can often be difficult to determine where exactly the fire started, and whether or not anything could have been done to prevent it happening, which is why this article will look into the most common causes for electrical fires. Faulty Appliances As appliances age, the … Continue reading

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Is Your Business Due Electrical PAT Testing?

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Under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, ‘every employer shall ensure that work equipment is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair’. This is backed up by the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, which states: As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained … Continue reading

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Can Your Fuse Box Cope? Is it Safe?

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The increasing amount of technology in the home means that there are more and more electrical appliances being plugged in every day. The more items that are plugged into your fuse box, the more strain is put on it and the harder it has to work. Older Properties If you live in an older property, … Continue reading

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